Montecito Mudslide, with Carpenteria, Ojai, Topanga and Burbank, too
This morning and the last several days. January 10, 2018.
 

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John Bull '67 on January 21, 2018 at 4:36 PM said:

My wife Martha and I lost our Santa Barbara home to a wildfire in 2009. We rebuilt, lived there another 4 years, and decided we had had enough of fire country. So we bought a house on the beach in Montecito. I had never heard of a wildfire that got as far as the beech, so what could go wrong? In December, the Thomas fire jumped all the way from Santa Paula to the mountains behind Montecito, and then started roaring down the canyons. We were evacuated for 12 days, but the 8500 firefighters did an amazing job stopping it. The first rain brought 100,000 cubic yards of mud, rock, and trees down on our little community in what seemed like only a few minutes. We were fortunate, the house surrounded by mud but not really damaged, but we did get to experience an evacuation by national guard troops, which I thought only happened to other people in faraway places. . 12 days later, we are still evacuated, but safe, unlike quite a few of our neighbors.
Hug your loved ones, Lancers; life can change in an instant.
Speaking of community, what an amazing job on the site, Paul. Really.

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